Christian Laettner, the former NCAA champion and member of the legendary Olympic “Dream Team,” is teaming up with SCP Auctions for their Fall Premier Auction, offering fans and collectors the chance to acquire over 36 items from his esteemed collection. The auction will conclude on December 2nd, providing bidders with an opportunity to own valuable pieces of Laettner’s basketball career.
Included in the collection are Laettner’s NCAA championship rings from 1991 and 1992, showcasing his undeniable dominance and success during his college years. Also up for auction is a recruitment letter from Coach Mike Krzyzewski, dated back to 1987 when Laettner was being scouted as a promising talent. The star of the collection, however, is Laettner’s #32 Duke jersey, which holds sentimental value as it was retired during his senior season in 1992 at the iconic Cameron Indoor Stadium.
One of the highlights of Laettner’s basketball career was his involvement in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, where he represented the United States as a member of the “Dream Team.” Fans and collectors can bid on his game-worn, autographed Olympic uniform and warm-up suit, allowing them to own a piece of Olympic history. Additionally, a team-signed basketball and an autographed ticket from the gold medal final, which happens to be the highest PSA graded example, are also featured in the auction.
The collection doesn’t stop at his collegiate and Olympic achievements. Laettner’s 2010 Naismith Hall of Fame induction ring and his 2010 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Medal are up for grabs, showcasing his remarkable contribution to the sport. Furthermore, the auction includes his 1997 NBA All-Star ring and a game-worn jersey from his rookie year in the NBA, adding to the allure of this remarkable collection.
Laettner expressed his emotional connection to these items, as they represent significant milestones in his basketball journey. He hopes that this auction will give fans and collectors a chance to own a piece of his storied career. This auction follows the successful 2014 sale of Laettner’s jersey, famously worn during his iconic turnaround jumper against Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament, which fetched an impressive $119,500. With his growing popularity among collectors, it is expected that his current collection will attract significant attention and bidders.
SCP Auctions, renowned for their expertise in sports memorabilia auctions, is thrilled to be working with Laettner once again. The Fall Premier Auction promises an exciting opportunity for basketball enthusiasts to acquire unique and coveted items from one of the sport’s most iconic figures.